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Japan's Sharp said Wednesday it will soon launch a small 7-inch tablet with its new IGZO displays, a week ahead of an Apple press event that is widely expected to reveal a mini tablet also linked to the new power-saving technology.
The AQUOS Phone Zeta SH-02E was first with Sharp’s new IGZO LCD technology a few days ago and it’s been quickly with another device, the AQUOS Pad SHT21. Scheduled to debut on Japanese carrier KDDI in mid-December, this 7-inch slate claims battery life of up to two and a half times greater than the previous model thanks to the low-power characteristics of its display, and weighs just 280g. It’s powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 CPU, and features a 1280×800 screen resolution, pen input, 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, microSDXC slot, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, NFC, 3,460mAh battery and 4G LTE capability. Hit the source link for more details courtesy of Engadget Japan.
Well, a week (or two) is a long time in the technology industry, and despite that joint venture with Sony heading south, it’s not all bad news for Sharp. According to a press release from the panel maker, it has begun production of the world’s first screens based on IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology. These screens are said to promise twice the detail as existing panels of similar transparency, which also translates into a hefty 90 percent reduction in power consumption, reports PC World. Sharp did kindly share some sample specifications, such as a 7-inch tablet display touting a 1280 x 800 resolution equaling 217 ppi, and a 32-inch 3840 x 2160 screen at 140 ppi, to give you an idea of what we can expect. There’s no indication yet as to any devices where we might see them showing up, but as the firm claims it’s ramping up production “to meet market demand” we guess we’ll find out soon enough…
The iPad 3 may get Sharp’s latest and greatest display tech after all, according a Japan-based analyst.